table height

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by mrcedar, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    You could buy a couple of the lightweight plastic saw horses to put you door on. Then complete all of the trackwork, wiring, & scenery on the saw horses. Once the work is done, have someone assist you in putting the door up on top of the Ivar book shelf units. When you complete the second door, & put it up on the shelf unit, then tie them together with some metal plates from your local home supply store, & install joiner tracks and blend the scenery. You will have a little work to do from a stool, but most of the work on the railroad can be completed from a chair.
  2. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Actually my current plan for my home layout is to use a non dcc radio control throttle that I bought a few years ago. I can't remember the manufacturer's name. The throttle does not control an individual locomotive like dcc, it controls all of the track. However my layout will have only one locomotive running on it. I'm modeling the Los Angeles Junction Railway, and will only have one Athearn Cf-7 on the layout. Therefore the fact that my throttle controls all of the track is not a short coming. Dcc is getting to be quite reasonable in price now, but I don't know about American Flyer adaptability. I think you could install a system designed for Lionel or MTH 3 rail since they are also a/c powered systems. You would need to isolate the motor from the wheels & pick ups to wire it in. Check the dcc forum. There is a sticky at the top of the page with links to dcc sites. You might send an inquiry to "Loy's Toys" or "Tony's Train House" both of them do a lot of dcc installation as well as have instructions on how to do an install on their respective web pages.
  3. mrcedar

    mrcedar New Member

    Thank you all so much for your observations and comments. Thanks also to The Gauge for having this wonderful helpful forum. I think I will try some of these ideas by getting some foam board, setting it on some adjustable horses, setting up a simple layout and working with it for a while at different heights.
    What type of foam do you think would be best?

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